According to Medical Economics, you have to take a Medicare audit seriously, because each one has the potential to result in a significant overpayment assessment, but they are not cause for undue alarm. When handled properly, they often have a minimal impact on the practice.
Most Medicare audits are conducted by a Medicare carrier and fall into one of two broad categories: a review of claims before Medicare pays the physician, and an analysis of claims after payment. Prepayment audits, the most common type, are random sweeps in which carriers typically want to look at only one or two claims from each physician.
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